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TOPIC : Aircraft systems

Topic identifier: RPAS-03
Publication date: 28 June 2016

Types of action: SESAR-RIA Research and Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
14 July 2016
Deadline: 15 November 2016 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Societal Challenges
Work Programme Year: H2020-JTI-SESAR-2016
Work Programme Part: SESAR Work Plan 2016
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

VLL drones represent a new type of air vehicle that operate in a fundamentally different way to conventional aviation. In order to remain safe and effective, they will require new technologies to be developed and installed on the air vehicle itself, or for existing technologies to be used in a different way, both of which should be safely interoperable with existing manned aviation.

Scope:

In reference to the SJU Annual Work Programme 2016, this topics covers Section 3.5.3 (e) 2) topic d).

This topic covers technologies that will need to be fitted to drones in order to implement the concept of operations for VLL drones. It is recommended that the project proposing to cover this topic works closely with Topic 1 in order to promote a coherent approach to addressing the problem. Since there are likely to be a wide variety of drone types, operating in different ways, the project should consider not just individual technologies, but how such technologies should interoperate with other drones and manned aviation, especially when large numbers of drones are deployed. The impact on spectrum should also be considered where applicable.

This Topic should address all aspects of airborne technology, including Communications, Navigation and Surveillance systems, Detect and Avoid systems, auto-pilot systems (including for autonomous operations). The Topic should include coverage of the miniaturisation of drone technologies and what could be done to produce lower-cost systems than are currently in use in manned aviation, including the use of non-certified systems.

Expected Impact:

There is a wide variety of drone types varying from those small ‘toy-like’ machines with limited capability, all the way up to highly-advanced systems with performance very similar to manned aircraft. Consequently, the range of technologies needed to enable all anticipated variations in drone operations is vast. This project is expected to explore a comprehensive range of options for airborne technology across the full range of drone operations, enabling the growth of the sector and the safe integration of drones with other drones and with manned aviation.

Cross-cutting Priorities:

International cooperation

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme and elaborated in the SJU Annual Work Programme 2016.
Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects. See the information in the Online Manual.
 

2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in the SJU Annual Work Programme 2016 and part B of the General Annexes of the H2020 Work Programme.


3. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the proposal template.
 

4. Evaluation

4.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: the evaluation (award) criteria are described in the SJU Annual Work Programme 2016, while the procedure, scoring and thresholds are described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

4.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process
      

5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
 

6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms:

Research and Innovation Action:

Specific provisions and funding rates
Self evaluation form
SJU Model Grant Agreement
H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement
 

Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.
 

7. Additional provisions:

Classified information
Technology readiness levels (TRL) . Please also refer to the document SESAR ER RPAS Call Technical Description.
 

8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions and proposals must refer to measures envisaged.
 

9. SJU additional documents

SESAR ER RPAS Call Technical Description
SJU Annual Work Programme 2016
European ATM Master Plan
Project Execution Guidelines for SESAR 2020 RPAS Exploratory Research
Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
Horizon 2020 Regulation of Establishment
Horizon 2020 Specific Programme  

 

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